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How do I bill a CPT 20552?

CPT CODE 20552, 20553 - Trigger point injection. Trigger Point Injections are used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax.

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Consequently, does CPT code 20552 require a modifier?

Modifier 50 is not a valid modifier with this code. Example # 3: 20552 = Injection(s); single or multiple trigger point(s), one or two muscle(s) Modifiers LT or RT are not valid for 20552 because trigger points and muscles exist throughout the body, not in only two paired locations.

Secondly, what does CPT code 20552 mean? Trigger point injection therapy is used for the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). There are two CPT® codes for Trigger point injections: 20552-Injection(s); single or multiple trigger point(s), 1 or 2 muscle(s) 20553-Injection(s); single or multiple trigger point(s), 3 or more muscles.

Simply so, how do you bill a 20552?

Effective March 1, 2017, Any combination of trigger point injections, CPT codes 20552 (Injection(s); single or multiple trigger point(s), 1 or 2 muscle(s)) and 20553 (Injection(s); single or multiple trigger point(s), 3 or more muscles), when billed >3 times in a 90-day period, for the same anatomic site, without

Can CPT 20552 be billed bilaterally?

Answer: Trigger points are by muscle(s) injected; 20552 is 1-2 muscles, 20553 is more than 3 or more muscles. He injected 4 muscles (2 paraspinal and 2 trapezius) so the code billed is 20553. Additionally, these codes are not reported bilaterally with a 50 modifier or with an RT/LT.

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